Kaithal:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced a number of sops for Scheduled Caste people in the state, including laptops for girls and a Sanskrit University to be named after Maharishi Valmiki.
CM Khattar made the announcements during an address at Bhagwan Valmiki Prakat Diwas Samaroh, being celebrated as Samrasta Diwas, here.
Paying tributes to Valmiki, he said that a Sanskrit University will be set up in Mundri village here which will be named after the Sanskrit poet.
Khattar also announced of organising state-level functions to commemorate the anniversaries of three great saints – Maharishi Valmiki, Sant Kabir and Sant Ravidas – from next year.
The Chief Minister said that awards in the field of education, literature and sports would be instituted in the names of the three great saints.
Khattar announced that Government Residential Senior Secondary Schools would be opened at each district headquarters in the state to impart quality education to the students.
A grant of Rs five crore each to three Assembly segments of the district – Kaithal, Kalayat and Guhla – for various development works was announced by him, besides giving approval for the widening of eight kms road at Cheeka.
He said that to enable the children of Scheduled Caste families to get quality education, the state government has decided to provide relaxation of 10 per cent marks in the eligibility criteria for getting scholarship under Dr Ambedkar Medhavi Chhattar Yojna.
“We will also provide laptops to the girl students belonging to Scheduled Caste families,” he added.
Continuing further, he said, “When he took over the reins of the State Government one year back, the society was divided in the name of regionalism, caste and creed, rich and poor and educated and uneducated. But, we took this challenge and worked with the spirit of ‘Haryana Ek-Haryanvi Ek’ to usher in a new era of development and prosperity by taking along the people belonging to all sections and regions of the society.”
He made it clear that now nobody would be allowed to take “undue political gains by dividing the people in the name of caste, creed and region.” .